food waste

‘Ugly’ produce yields attractive results

Have you ever passed over that imperfect apple, those misshapen bell peppers or “ugly” tomatoes in the grocery store? This is typical behavior... continue reading »

PMA comments on USDA’s Farm of the Future competitive grant program

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) welcomes the opportunity to provide stakeholder input in response to the USDA NIFA request for input related t... continue reading »

Survey shows plenty of confusion still out there regarding use by dates

With food waste a major concern in the United States, food producers have attempted to minimize unnecessary waste by altering language around dates on... continue reading »

USDA to host virtual food waste innovation fair on May 26

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 28 that it will host the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair from noon to 4 p.m. ... continue reading »

Keeping leafy greens fresh and healthy an exact science

It might not seem that impressive today, but the fact that fresh leafy greens are available all across America at any time of year is quite remarkable... continue reading »

Food packaging innovation to prevent food waste

When combined, packaging and unconsumed food account for almost half of the items landfilled in the United States, with some of these discarded materi... continue reading »

Weltec Biopower to start work on food waste-to-heat biogas plant in South Korea

Weltec Biopower is about to start work on a biogas plant in South Korea that will transfer food waste into heat in an integrated gas boiler. The se... continue reading »

New research report examines ‘Preserving the Food Chain’

Food loss and waste (FLW) currently causes an estimated $1 trillion in economic losses globally each year. This constitutes a major humanitarian crisi... continue reading »

potatoes

South Australia aims to turn rejected potatoes into starch

The three-year project targets the 40% of potatoes rejected from supermarket shelves for being too ugly, with an injection of $1 million funding to fi... continue reading »

Food waste-to-agricultural products company hires new CEO

WISErg Corporation, a Washington State-based ag-tech company converting landfill-bound food waste into agricultural products, today announced the... continue reading »